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Re: Clock/Time issues



I forgot to mention that I am running a dual boot with XP on the other
side.  Does this mean that I cant use the UTC option?  Is there
something else that I can do since I am using XP?  Thanks, 
Charles

On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 15:32 -0400, Deron Meranda wrote:
> On 4/25/05, Bruno Wolff III <bruno wolff to> wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:51:59 -0500,
> >   Charles Malespin <charles malespin gmail com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >    I am running FC3 with the newest kernel 2.6.11 but am having some
> > > clock issues.  Every time I boot up the clock is set back 5 hours from
> > > what the actual time is.
> > 
> > This is usually caused by the bios having the clock set to local time,
> > but linux is assuming it is GMT.
> > 
> > The right way to do this is to have the BIOS clock set to GMT, but I don't
> > think this works well with Windows if you are dual booting the machine.
> 
> Yes, you want the BIOS hardware clock to be set to UTC time.  The
> only reason to ever leave the BIOS in "local" time is if you are
> dual-booting with Windows which can not deal with timezones correctly.
> As long as you're all Unix/Linux/BSD: hardware clock should always be UTC.
> 
> The system-config-date GUI has a checkbox for "system clock uses UTC".
> As well, you can just edit the config file /etc/sysconfig/clock and set the
> UTC= variable to true
> 
>    UTC=true
> 
> then reboot.  Also you may want to set up NTP, or at least one-shot
> set the clock with a command like following,
> 
>    ntpdate 0.pool.ntp.org
> 


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